: 12:15–1 pm
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History Sandwiched In: 'Life, Death, and Archaeology at Fort Blue Mounds'
Focusing on the strategically located Fort Blue Mounds in southwestern Wisconsin, author Robert A. Birmingham summarizes the 1832 conflict and details the history of the fort, which played a major role not only in U.S. military and militia operations but also in the lives of the white settlers who sought refuge there.
Birmingham then discusses the site decades later, when he and fellow Wisconsin Historical Society archaeologists and dedicated volunteers began their search for the fort. The artifacts they unearthed provide fascinating — and sometimes surprising — insights into the life, material culture and even the food of the frontier. Birmingham will sign copies of his book, 'Life, Death, and Archaeology at Fort Blue Mounds'
following the program.
: Suggested donation of $2 per person
: Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store — located on Madison's Capitol Square
: Wisconsin Historical Museum
: 30 N Carroll St
: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.
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